Rain moves back into Finger Lakes Friday afternoon

Rain will move back into the Finger Lakes from the southeast Friday afternoon and evening.
Rain will move back into the Finger Lakes from the southeast Friday afternoon and evening.

Rain will move back into the Finger Lakes from the southeast Friday afternoon and evening.

Low pressure now off the Mid-Atlantic coast will move north, then northwest towards the coast of New Jersey. As it does so, steady precipitation over southeast New York, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey will spiral back towards the northwest and into the Finger Lakes.

Rain will first start to make it into the Elmira-Ithaca-Cortland region during the early afternoon hours. From there, the rain will slowly spread northwest. Areas such as Dansville, Geneva and Canadaigua can expect rain starting the mid to late afternoon.

Steady rain will gradually transition to showers this evening as the low begins to weaken over southern New Jersey. By morning, the low will be mostly dissipated and the rain showers should be over for the Finger Lakes.

The main influence on our weather will then transition to an approaching cold front from the Great Lakes. This front will push some warmer air north for Saturday, with highs well into the 60s for most of the region. A couple of late day showers will be possible, especially further west, as the front approaches.

Rain showers will again spread across the region Saturday night. The first half of the night will be quite mild, with evening temperatures in the 50s. However, as the front moves through during the middle of the night, temperatures will drop back to the low 40s by Sunday morning. The rain, once again, should clear out before dawn.

Mother’s Day will have a mix of sun and clouds, and maybe a stray shower or two. However, it will be cool and windy, with highs in the 50s and a few wind gusts approaching 30 mph.

Next week in general looks uncertain. Computer models show a couple of small areas of rain impacting the Finger Lakes, but it is too soon to be sure that these rain batches will actually move across our region. Stay tuned.

Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.).

When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.